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Dr. David Melon, MD

Allergy & Immunology ·  Male · Age 38

Dr. Melon

Carolina Ear, Nose & Throat Head and Neck Surgery Center, PA

304 10th Ave NE Hickory, NC 28601

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Dr. David Melon, MD is an allergy & immunology specialist in Hickory, NC and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2007 and specializes in allergy & immunology, ear, nose, and throat, and more.


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Dr. Melon's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ear Disorders
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Dr. Melon treats Ear Disorders more than 100% of his peers

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Pollen Allergy
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Dr. Melon treats Pollen Allergy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Melon treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Allergic Rhinitis
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Dr. Melon treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Melon treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Melon's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Vestibule Floor of Mouth
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eye Infections
  • Facial Fracture
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Itchy Skin
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Motion Sickness
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rash
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

About Me

Offering the best office staff and setting to provide the best Ear, Nose and Throat and Allergy care

Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy

Board Certifications

Education

2012
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2008
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2007
University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School
2003
University Of Virginia
Undergraduate School
2012
2008
2007
2003

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013

Media & Publications

  • Trans-sodium crocetinate increases oxygen delivery to brain parenchyma in rats on oxygen supplementation. Okonkwo, D.O., Wagner, J., Melon, D.E., Alden, T., Stone, J.R., Helm, G.A., Jane, J. A. Neurosci Lett, 2003 Dec 4
  • Dose-response of cyclosporin A in attenuating traumatic axonal injury in rat. Okonkwo, D.O., Melon, D.E., Pellicane, A. J., Mutlu, L.K., Rubin, D.G., Stone, J.R., Helm, G. A. Neuroreport, 2003 Mar 3
  • Illuminating protein interactions in tissue using confocal and two-photon excitation fluorescent resonance energy transfer microscopy. Mills, J.D., Stone, J.R., Rubin, D.G., Melon, D.E., Okonkwo, D.O., Periasamy, A., Helm, G.A. J Biomed Opt, 2003 Jul

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

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Dr.melon is a wonderful doctor. I had my right side thyroid removed and u can't see the scar. He answers all the questions and you feel comfortable. And my daughter just had her's done too.So if you are looking for a good doctor just call .everyone is so nice and it's nice having wonderful people.
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I have been seeing doctors for a year thinking I was having problems with thyroid. On my 2nd visit to Dr. Melon he recommended I see a cardiologist which resulted in being diagnosed with a heart condition.
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Dr. Melon and his staff are wonderful. They are very friendly and caring.
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Very knowledgeable. Took the time to listen to my needs. Went above and beyond to find out about my issues . Thank you Dr Melon.
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Awesome doctor . Very easy to talk to and reassuring . Great with kids.
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Very professional and thorough.
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Brilliant physician at best. Great bedside manners. Thankful I was referred to your practice. I like that you have in office CT scan with same-day follow up saves time and money . Very efficient ENT practice.
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Has a wonderful “bedside” manner. Very nice and professional. Makes you feel at ease as he explains all the proceedures before he does them.
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He was amazing! My daughter had a lot of fear and he took time to make her feel completely comfortable!
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Our first (and so far only) visit with Dr. Melon gets an A+++. He listened to us, actually read the information we filled out on the patient forms, asked us relevant questions, explained options we had as well as his recommendation, answered all questions we had, used his training and God given sense to make a diagnosis and give us a treatment plan - all WITHOUT doing unnecessary tests since the tests would not have changed his recommendation. We were WELL pleased 100%!
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I want to personally thank Dr. Melon and his staff for their care for my 90 year old mother. His successful surgery on my mother's esophagus has allowed her to swallow normally for the first time in years. No more fears of her choking when eating! Thank you for your expert skills!!
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I have a history of acid reflux and am at risk of throat cancer. Two years ago I had occasional difficulty swallowing food, a new and alarming experience. I explained to Dr Melon something's wrong. Using a very thin fiber optic scope he identified the problem as a benign granuloma of a vocal cord, not cancer, and no biopsy necessary. He recommended medication. Last week, after two years of omeprazole, the lesion is gone and the risk of cancer reduced. Thanks to Dr Melon.
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I would gladly recommend Doctor Melon. My experience with him and his staff was unfailingly positive. I was referred to him for surgery to remove my thyroid, and despite my dismay at this outcome and the stress of having surgery for the first time, he was very reassuring and empathetic. He was also very thorough sharing information and answering questions. I feel confident about his judgement and skills and would not hesitate to see him again or recommend him to others.
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Dr. Melon took his time and explained my procedure in terms that I could understand. During my procedure he was very calming and really cared about my well being.
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Hi I am bobby.t I had an lump on my neck and was scared of results .but the staff and Dr.David Melon I had a bunch of problems and they all took the time to listen for my fears and .they where so great about everything .if you need ears nose and throat. For any of your family .highly recommend Dr.Melon... 5 stars and two thumbs up.... Special thanks to him and his staff .
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After seeing several physicians, Dr. Melon was the first to show actual concern for my health issue. I did not feel rushed whatsoever during my appointment and he was very professional and personable and made good recommendations. This was my second visit with Dr. Melon.
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Dr. Melon was able to reassure me that my problem was treatable and manageable. Dr. Melon has a youthful appearance but was able to put this 80 year old woman at ease. Dr. Melon schedule a round of test for my balance and dizzyness gave me a simple exercise developed by Dr. Cho that works for me. Grace Hospital did a MRI; his Hickory office had a Dr. Mooney do vestibular test on me & in both places, I was treated with dignity and care. I highly recommend Dr. Melon and his staff.
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Dr. Melon is great for families of all ages. He makes you feel comfortable and takes the necessary time to make you feel like the only patient in the building. I have never had a bad experience therefore refer him to family and friends. He conducted surgeries on both my children and he had my complete trust. He is our trusted doctor.
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